Coronavirus: Fresh-Aire UV efficiency against viruses, bacteria & mold
Updated March 13, 2020
Fresh-Aire UV has been receiving inquiries regarding the effectiveness of UV disinfection systems against COVID-19 (coronavirus). We believe the best approach is to be as transparent as possible and to explain the fundamentals and variables that play a factor in inactivating coronavirus and other pathogens with UVC germicidal technologies.
Fresh-Aire UV systems are tested and validated against bacteria, viruses, mold & fungus. Fresh-Aire UV systems have been tested and achieve up to a *99.999996% reduction on microorganisms. There are a number of factors that need to be addressed in order to determine efficiency, these include but not limited to, the application, such as surface or air disinfection, air velocity and temperature, recirculation rates, and dwell time, as well as the specific biological target. Fresh-Aire UV systems are installed in the HVAC unit and/or ductwork and are designed to disinfect the air as it circulates through the ventilation system. UV dosage for log reduction is measured in several ways including microwatts per second/centimetres2 (μWs/cm2).
Every microorganism, including coronavirus, requires a specific UVC dosage for inactivation. UV disinfection has been employed for decades in water treatment; these microwatt values have been used for reference to gauge UVC efficiency against a large cross-section of microorganisms. While Fresh-Aire UV systems have not been specifically tested against coronavirus, they have been tested and proven effective against similar pathogens, some that require an even greater dosage for inactivation than coronavirus.
UV disinfection systems for HVAC are an ideal proactive measure to complement filtration. Microorganisms, particularly viruses, are so small that filters are mostly ineffective. The UV systems have also been shown to reduce problematic molds and pathogens that are found within the HVAC system and drain pan that would otherwise be introduced and distributed throughout the envelope of the building.
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At Aloha Air Conditioning, we know how important fresh, breathable air is for the health and happiness of your family. In today’s busy world, people spend between 75 and 90% of their time indoors. Because of this, we strive to offer indoor air quality solutions for residents of Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.
Below average air quality can lead to allergy attacks, shortness of breath, increased asthma symptoms, and overall lack of well-being. Because of this, it is important to keep an eye on the quality of the air in your home or office. If you are worried about the quality of the air around you, give Aloha Air Conditioning a call.
Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to evaluate the quality of indoor air on your property and then determine the right solution. Some of the possible solutions include:
- Air Cleaners and Filtration
- Air Duct Treatment
- Air Duct Replacement
- Ultraviolet Lights
- Zoning Systems
Aloha Air Conditioning will also be happy to provide ongoing maintenance to your air conditioning system to make certain the quality of your air is never compromised. Keeping your equipment properly maintained is an important step in ensuring you always have fresh, clean air to breathe.
To learn more about possible solutions for your air quality issues, contact the Aloha Air Conditioning office Toll-Free today at 855-88-ALOHA (25642).